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About us
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")

Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:

• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;

• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
poverty;

• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;

• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;

• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;

• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;

• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;

• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Location: High Schools Across the United States      

 

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Team Activity

  • Tình
    Vietnam
    Tình received a loan from 1 team members to purchase books, school supplies, a bicycle, and to pay school fees for her children.
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  • Alice
    Liberia
    Alice received a loan from 1 team members to purchase more medicines to sell.
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  • Jayne
    Rwanda
    Jayne received a loan from 1 team members to buy refillable bottles and reach consumers who could not previously afford clean drinking water.
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  • Marwa
    Lebanon
    Marwa received a loan from 1 team members to purchase a new stock of chocolate, candies and some decoration tools such as golden paper and colorful ribbon to improve her business.
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  • U Saw Ye Win
    Myanmar (Burma)
    U Saw Ye Win received a loan from 1 team members to convert seasonal workers into permanent jobs.
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  • Victor
    Honduras
    Victor received a loan from 1 team members to buy a solar lighting system that provides his family with a better standard of living.
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  • Anatolia
    Philippines
    Anatolia received a loan from 1 team members to buy more fish from fishermen.
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  • Erkamo
    Tajikistan
    Erkamo received a loan from 1 team members to buy mineral fertilizer and seeds for her farming business.
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  • Mary
    Kenya
    Mary received a loan from 1 team members to buy food ingredients like milk, wheat floor, cooking oil, charcoal, beans, rice, etc.
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  • Chí
    Vietnam
    Chí received a loan from 1 team members to purchase sand, cement, bricks, and equipment to install a clean water system.
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  • Seraphine
    Rwanda
    Seraphine received a loan from 1 team members to buy more medicines for selling.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

341
Team Members
$96,125
Amount Loaned
3,163
Loans
9.3
Loans per member

Rankings In Schools Category

#8 for New Users (All Time)